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You have no idea how happy this makes me. I resolutely force myself not to let the Christmas season begin until the first of December, otherwise it has a tendency to colonise half the year. Also, it REALLY ISN'T CHRISTMAS in October. I wish someone would tell all the shops which play irritating christmas songs that. I have a friend who claims that Christmas begins when it gets properly cold, which is simply ludicrous. He also thinks it's acceptable to eat mince pies in June, though, so what can I say.

Anyway, now it's here, I am incredibly excited. It's not Christmas itself I love so much, even. The week or so around Christmas day means an amount of time spent with my family that I find incredibly hard to tolerate without stabbing someone. I love the carols (by which I mean the proper ones, preferably sung in at least four part harmony, and not the Christmas pop that gets blasted at you all the time). I love the food. I love the fact that it's socially acceptable to eat horrific amounts of incredibly unhealthy stuff. I also like getting presents. I would say I like giving them just as much, but I'd be fooling nobody.

Also, there was Doctor Who. A few thoughts, plus spoilers, under the cut.

Personally, I think the last two episodes have been some of the best this series. I mean, they weren't perfect - God knows Face the Raven was highly questionable in parts - but they were very enjoyable episodes, at least for me. And when you compare the Sleep Dust one...
(Seriously, who thought that was a good idea?)

What has annoyed me most is how sentimental they were. Clara's death did not need to be that melodramatic, or in slow motion. We also did not need her popping up in Heaven Sent like that. Plus, that montage of the Doctor saying the years passing was highly unnecessary.

I really hope Clara stays gone, though. While I like Jenna Coleman very much, the character of Clara has always annoyed me rather. I have a terrible fear that she will turn up, miraculously not dead, on Gallifrey next episode.

Anyway, I hope everyone is enjoying the build-up to Christmas :)

I am telling myself that Christmas makes it acceptable to sing out loud when walking down the street.
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